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CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
. there is no escaping the fact that the massacre at sandy hook elementary stands out or -- for its awfulness. the murder of so many little children and the adults who tried to save them does not just break our hearts, it shatters them. the last few days have been steering for all of us and the days ahead will be, too. over the weekend we begin to see the faces of the children, and to hear their stories. one parent stood up in front of the cameras on saturday and shared with the nation on an impromptu eulogy of his six- year-old daughter, emily. it was a remarkable moment. emily was bright and creative. and very loving, he said. we marveled at his courage. and now the funerals, 10 of them this week. in one church alone. it has been said many times that no words are adequate to live the agony of a parent like robbie parker. what happened on friday is something no parent of a young child could ever prepare for. but i think president obama spoke for all of us in the very moving meditation he offered last night on the singularity of of parental love. there is literally nothing we would not do for our kids. t
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
rate falling to 7.7%, the lowest since december 2008. there had been concern that is hurricane sandy could afblingt the numbers bit only had a minimal effect. employers added fewers jobs in october and september than initially estimate pped and the unemployment rate fell mostly because more people stopped looking for work. earlier today on capitol hill john boehner commented on the fiscal cliff negotiations with reporters. >> this isn't a progress report because there is no progress to report. when it comes to the fiscal cliff that is threatening our economy and jobs the white house has wastde another week. secretary gitener came here to offer a plan that had twice the tax hikes that the president campaigned on and had more stimulus spending thanned the in cuts. and an indefinite increase in the debt limit like for ever. now four days ago we offered a serious proposal based on testimony of president clinton's former chief of staff. since then there has been no count offer from the white house. instead reports indicate that the president has adopted a deliberate stradgeji to slow walk
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 8:00pm EST
this unthinkable tragedy. sandy hook has made clear, that we aren't doing enough to protect the public from deadly weapons, that we aren't doing enough to address mental health issues in our society, that we aren't doing enough to stand up to those who are saying that more guns, not less, are the solutions to mass shootings. this must change. for the sake of our children, i say, enough is enough. congress must act to put a stop to this senseless gun violence. mr. murphy: i thank the gentlewoman. i yield 1:30 to the the gentlelady from california, ms. matsui. ms. matsui: i pay tribute to the victims who were struck down in new toup, connecticut and condemn in the strongest possible terms the senseless act of violence that claimed their lives. there are so many victims were young children who had their entire lives ahead of them. makes the shooting even more heart wrenching. the children were so young. we saw in each of them our own children, our grandchildren. they really are america's children. jack pinto, the same age of my grandson, he was a huge new york giants' fan and today was buried in a gi
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 1:00am EST
that all america remembers from last friday of the children at sandy hook school in newtown, connecticut, filing out heading for safety at the firehouse. i don't know that i can look at the faces of these children as their names have been roartd and not think of my own kids when they were that age and especially of my own grandchildren now who were just a little over a year old. but i saw in the eyes of those children what all of us see, an innocence, happiness, an interest in the future and just the greatest dreams in the world. well, in one brutal, debraved -- deprived hometown those dreams ended when that gunman forced way into sandy hook school and shot those poor, innocent children. at that moment some people stepped forward who really became heroes of the day. four teachers, rachel davino, anne marie murphy, lauren rousseau, victor yoa soat pe merry sherlach the school psychologist, and dawn hochsprung the principal who walked into the face of this gunman to try to stop him from harming any chirp. we'd like to think any of us would rise to a standard of courage they showed. i hope
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 10:00am EST
as the minister to the body, mind, and spirit to the whole community of sandy hook and newtown, a model for the nation, a model for the world. we thank you for the world's support calling, the mailing, texting their love and their commitment to be one with us. use them, lord. take the passion that each one it totallyansform an and completely into your spirit of compassion. we asked this all, amen. amen. >> new town is a place that loves children above all. families moved to newtown because we are a caring and loving community. we have great pride in our school. outstanding teachers and administrators to high achievement and great personal worth. power was not deserved -- the horror not deserve. there is no blame to be laid on us but there is a great burden and a great challenge that we emerge whole. that these families devastated by harm know and trust that we love them and will do everything al.can to help them he i know that newtown will prevail. we will not fall to acts of violence. it is a defining moment for our town but it does not define us. we are newtown, a special and caring p
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
just saw with the sandy bill. >> if you are asking whether or not the thing we did get 60 votes for a standing order. >> you want to get to 60. between hopeful that the two caucuses, there will be 60 votes for the standing order. >> does this mean that you and perhaps the democrats are more ambitious option by the junior colleagues. >> the number of us are very deeply troubled by the idea that we produce something in violation to the rules to change the rules. the senate is a continuing body. i will not try to characterize how many are deeply troubled by the idea of the nuclear option. this has been -- never been used to change the rules. >> when the republicans were in a majority, then there was the judges. i point out with all due respect to our new york colleagues in the senate, some of them have ever been in the majority and some of them have never been in the minority which sometimes dictates behavior which when the issue is on the other foot. >> senator reid has concerned about -- is it any precaution to keep non germain amendments of the bills? >> the senate allows for no
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am EST
. it was planted just days before hurricane sandy and it made it through the storm in one piece. now we know that some of our neighbors to the north saw a more ruthless and destructive sandy. and this holiday season is especially difficult for families who lost everything in the storm. it's also time for us to be grateful for the thousands of men and women in the storm's path that show us that americans will always be stronger than the challenges we face. as i did before thanksgiving i can't help but tell a story of their holiday spirit. in midland beach, new york, on a street lined with businesses devastated by the storm, a big christmas tree shines out of the darkness. just a couple of weeks ago as impacted families were seeking some sense of getting back to normal, one local nursery donated the tree and another chipped in for the lights and star. and 70-year-old tom and his long-time buddies from the area planted it at the end of the street overlooking the town beach. as tom says, the tree has one message -- it's christmastime, not disaster time. and tom is right. for centuries the messag
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 2:00pm EST
quicker than others. we included that in the sandy question in the $336 million. and we need to secure a space under the hudson yards. it's about an 800 foot section at about $190 million. once that real estate the development occurs it would close off the ability to get those two new tunnels n. the second thing we need to do that would be done under gateway is to raise to a platform or a different location that sub41 station that was flooded during the tunnel and also add high density signal systems on the east river tunnels, not so much to add capacity to the station, but to give us the ability to move trains through those east river tunnels more quickly and we could have restored the same level of service quickly had bebeen able to do something like that. those are additional planning amount of money to move us forward on that project. >> two things, one we are trying to complete an environmental study in the corridor. that is scheduled to be done about 2015, is that correct? >> that's right. it's the tier one for the corridor which will set the framework for the entire corridor and
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 10:30pm EST
in all of the deadly massacres. easy access to killing machines. sandy hook is only the latest tragedy. more horrendous than anything i thought could happen in the united states of america. these massacres are happening in our shopping malls, our movie theaters, our businesses in our offices. in the only thing consistent and all of them is the guns. i would like to introduce one of our co-sponsors of the legislation we hope to introduce a lot with the house of representatives, the senior senator from the greek state of connecticut going -- the great state of connecticut going through a difficult time. >> thank you. let me first thank you for your leadership going back to 1993 and before when i was speaking to advocate in the state of connecticut a similar law to the one adopted here banning assault weapons. this has been a heroin, terrific week in the state of connecticut, culminating in today's moment of silence at 9:30. the end of the week and i spent the better part of the time meeting with first responders, families, going to funerals and wakes and speaking with ordinary people of
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 10:30pm EST
a >> friday, the senate approved a $60 billion aid package for hurricane sandy believes that now heads the house. they also approved a five-year extension of fisa, the foreign intelligence surveillance act, which allows the government to conduct surveillance on foreign targets without individual court orders. that bill heads to the president was expected to sign it. as for the congressional leaders, they met with the white house. afterwards, the president told reporters that senate majority praetor -- senate majority leader harry reid and minority leader mitch mcconnell are continuing to try to come to a agreement. if they did not, the president has asked senator reid to introduce a basic package for an up or down vote. they will continue legislative business sunday. the house live at 2:00 p.m. sunday, with bullets as early as 6:00 p.m. eastern. the senate is in at 1:00 p.m. eastern, live on c-span2. >> also today on capitol hill, senator carl levin and john mccain of for their ideas for bypassing filibuster's to take up legislation, a counterproposal to another plan that would have to
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am EST
the response to regain sandy -- craig fugate. in about 45 minutes we will focus on negotiations about the focus on negotiations about the so-called
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
that will give much needed relief from the storm sandy. we'll talk about that more in a minute. we are urging the house to put this bill on the floor quickly. we're asking mr. boehner to do that. it would unconscienable without voting on sandy. and the strong bipartisan support -- we got 12 votes from the republicans. the fact that three democrats that couldn't be here were here. we could have had 64 votes. we still got more than 60 even with those three absences shows how important this bill was, the strong waurn vote gives an impetus to the bill and says to speaker boehner, this bill has bipartisan support not only in the senate but we know in the house. please move it. do not ignore the needs of new yorkers, new jerseyites and others who have suffered. we have a desperate situation still in new york. we have billions and billions of dollars in damage. we have homeowners waiting, watching to see if this bill would pass so that they could begin to think of getting help to rebuild their homes. we have small business owners, watching, waiting to see if this bill will pass, to see if they can g
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 10:00am EST
superstorm sandy swept across the east coast. 24 u.s. states were in some way affected by sandy. the storm killed at least 131 people in eight states. hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. the unprecedented disaster caused billions of dollars in loss and economic disruption. just two weeks after hurricane katrina hit the gulf coast, this congress approved more than $62 billion in federal aid to help the devastated area get back on its feet. after hurricanes ike and gustav hit in 2008, a supplemental proacheses bill passed this congress overwhelmingly. all of these aid packages were approved by strong bipartisan majorities in both chambers. the results were obvious and the speed imperative. we need to pass it. nothing has changed. that is what we did for others. that's what we need to do to help this devastated area. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from ohio rise? ms. kaptur: to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kaptur: t
CSPAN
Dec 21, 2012 2:00pm EST
shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school last friday he had been confronted by qualified armed security? will you at least admit it's possible that 26 little kids, that 26 innocent lives might have been spared that day? sit so abhorrent to you that you'd rather continue to risk the alternative? is the press and the political class here in washington d.c. so consumed by fear and hatred of the n.r.a. and american gun owners that you're willing to accept a world where real resistence to evil monssters is alone, unarmed, school principal left to vender her life, her life to shield those children in her care? no one, no one regardless of personal, political prejudice has the right to impose that sacrifice. ladies and gentlemen, there's no national one side fits all solution to protecting our children. but do know this president see road out school emergency planning grants in last year's budget and scrapped secure our schools policing grants in next year's budget. with all the foreign aid the united states does, with all the money in the federal budget, can't we afford to put a poli
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 8:00pm EST
provisions of the fisa act. the other is a pack abbling for areas affected by hurricane sandy. you can follow live coverage of the senate on c-span2. and house members are on stand by as negotiations continue over the so-called fiscal cliff. >> now a conversation on hollywood's portrayal of politics and policy making in movies and tv shows. among those we'll hear from the crete or the of the show "homeland." this is an hour 20 minutes. >> good evening again. welcome back to the forum. i'm not the one you'll be applauding for. you know we have public events, public forums in our headquarters campus about once a month. and we've had former presidents and foreign ministers and ambassadors and please chiefs. we have never, to my knowledge, had anybody who has ever created, let alone starred in movies or tv series until tonight. and we have michael lynn on the to thank for that. mike sl co-chair politics aside 2012 just like 2010 and he of course is a ran strust tee so we're delighted to have him. he'll moderate tonight. and with him and i'll ask the panel to come forward. howard gor dan and micha
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 1:00am EST
about the response to hurricane sandy. that is at 10:00 a.m. eastern. the coalition for pasqual national security will focus on how the national security is impacted by the deficit. mike mullen will testify along with others. later, the center for strategic international studies host a forum on u.s. relations with china in light of china's leadership transition. that is at 5:30 eastern p.m.. ♪ >> this weekend on c-span 3, follow harry truman's grandson to hiroshima as the city celebrates -- remembers the dropping of the bomb. >> everybody has their own view. i do not want to argue about the history. i think we are past that. my goal and purpose for being here is to honor the dead and listen to the living. i want to do what i can add to make sure this does not happen again. >> we will discuss meetings with a bomb survivors and the inspiration for his trip. that is on c-span 3 on sunday at 9:00 eastern. >> are reported by the group -- ring america's future members of the group, a political and business leaders, are suggesting a plan of maximizing oil and gas production, reducing consumpt
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2012 8:00pm EST
of the white house in the aftermath. it has been reported that 20 children died in the school massacre at sandy hook elementary. participants called on president obama to address gun violence in the nation. this is about 5 minutes. >> today is the day. today is the day. today is the day. today is the day. before we offer our last prayer, we will pause for a moment of silence. we will ask you to lift the scandals as a prayer to the beautiful innocent children that have lost their lives today. to the adults teaching them, let us pause for a moment of silence. let us lift up our candles as a light shining in darkness, as a light shining in darkness across this country that we can change the worst conditions of our country's. together we can change the pain into joy. together we can change the saar into gladness -- the sorrow into gladness. today we can change this moment together. left of those lights. with them high. but our light shine so everyone can see that today is the day. mr. president, we are calling on new, citizens who voted for you, who gave you another term to lead us by the state of
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm EST
to tell you about on our companion network, c-span 3. the response to hurricane sandy at 10:00 a.m. eastern. at 3:00 p.m. the coalition for fiscal and national security looks at how national security is affected by the deficit. speakers include mike mullen and the former chair of the armed services committee. later, the subject for strategic and international studies hosts of forum on the u.s. relationship with china. that is at 5:30 p.m. eastern. >> we are at the new york state museum. this is art gallery dedicated to the history of this september 11 attacks on the world trade center. it is a gallery to tell the story about the first moments of the attack using objects and photographs from the world trade center site. we put this in a place where the public can touch it. it gives a tangible experience. this is a piece of steel from the north tower. this is a dramatically damaged piece of steel. you can see the opening scene where the windows would have been. this metal strip on the front of the building. every piece marks which side of the building it is on, so we research that.
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